Monday, June 22, 2009

Fujitsu has created the world's fastest CPU (updated)

Professionals Fujitsu was able to create the fastest in the world's central processing unit capable of perform 128 billion calculations per second, the source. It is assumed that the processor has received the designation Venus SPARC64 VIIIfx, will enable Fujitsu to circumvent its main competitors - Intel and IBM - to regain the title and creator of the productive CPU, lost in 1999.

It is estimated, Venus SPARC64 VIIIfx ahead of the fastest processor Intel (Xeon 5500 the kernel Nehalem) approximately 2.5 times. By applying improved production methods, Fujitsu was able to place a crystal of eight cores. At the same time, managed to reduce energy consumption - for this indicator Venus is substantially outweighed by their predecessors.

Tens of thousands of copies of the new processor supercomputer could become the basis of new generation, created in Japan. Writing the system in operation is expected in 2010.